05/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I read some of these poor reviews believe, and I can hardly believe my eyes. Yeah, I know some places have trouble from time to time, but I have never had any trouble or a bad meal at this restaurant. To begin with, how can you go wrong with an Eggplant Parmigiana, or a Veggie Lasagna that are only $9.99 each? They also have decent wines at decent prices, and a pretty good Caesar for $5.00. I understand the place is small, and doesn't open until 5:00 p.m., but what do people expect? A good, small restaurant is going to be busy, and they can only do so much to make patrons happy.
My suggestions to make this an enjoyable outing for you and yours are: 1) Don't be afraid to take a seat at the bar. I've gone in when people were waiting outside for a table, but there were plenty of seats at the bar. They'll serve anything off the menu up at the bar, and the bartender is happy not only for the company, but for the tips as well. 2) I know restaurants like big parties, but, if you want a big party, have this one cater to your house. It's just too small for big parties, even though they try to accommodate them. Keep your party small, say to around two or three, OK? 3) Don't be afraid of the Veggie Lasagna. It is good.
This is one of the few places in town I know of where you can get an excellent meal all the way around, (salad, bread, wine, and entree), at a very reasonable price, and enjoy it all in a historic Denver building - it used to be the Park Hill Drug Store. Very cool.